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Articles written by Patti Poteete

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 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 15, 2021

The Open Road Is Calling Her Name

With much anticipation and a bit of anxiety, Mr. Right and I are prepping for the open road, again....

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    July 1, 2021

Never Mind The Diamonds For This Girl

It is said that "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Not for this girl. Don't get me wrong. I like...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 17, 2021

Sanity's Last Stand

Yep, She's Really Arguing With A Toddler The ultimate proof of my insanity came as I tried to argue...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    June 3, 2021

Why Not Go Out With Style and Laughter?

There is an expression that epitomizes how I feel about death, and life too. I paraphrase, but it...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    May 20, 2021

The Very Merry, Messy Month Of May

I love the month of May. Everything greens up and blooms to life with blasts of color. I also...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    May 6, 2021

Having Your Own Hole Comes In Handy

Oddly enough I own a hole. It's a black plastic disc approximately two and a half feet in diameter...

 

Threading The Mouse Trap Properly

Don't freak out; we have a mouse in the house. My first inclination is to scream Eek! while...

 
 By Patti Poteete    Columns    April 8, 2021

A Bearless Camping Trip In Colorado

"Blah blah blah, food, blah blah, bears, blah ... so make a lot of noise." I stopped walking....

 

All She Wants Is A Professional Haircut

It's been more than a year since I've gone shopping inside a store. Online doesn't count. I social...

 

A Perfect Valentine Camping Trip For Sure

We renewed our fishing licenses, packed up the campervan with our zero-degree sleeping bags,...

 

Walk In The Woods With Sasquatch

We strolled through the heavily wooded landscape following a well-worn game trail. The sun leaked...

 

She's Dreaming Of Winning The Lottery

I've won the lottery ... in my dreams. Have you ever pondered the wondrous life a lottery win could...

 

Maybe The Hair Cut Is Best Left To The Pro

I flipped the safety switch and power surged through my hand. Hesitating, the noise sounding both...

 

Ever Wondered How To Hug A Naked Man?

I consciously knew where I was going was perfectly legal, yet a tiny prurient part of my brain kept...

 

Happy New Year, 2021 -The Year Of Restoration

Just before Christmas I had a yearning to visit family and friends as has been my norm for many year...

 

Be Mindful Of Hope And Joy This Season

I think I am more mindful of the hope and joy of this holy season. In previous years I've...

 

Animal Rescue Groups Need Your Help

"Animal rescues are overwhelmed with calls for help with stray dogs due to the Covid Pandemic,"...

 

Reaching Out To Rescue A Dog -Again

He was in bad shape when he crawled up on our front deck. Puncture wounds dotted his face. A...

 

The Dark Days Will Pass And Brighten

Bundled up, but not too much, against the chill of the fall morning, I sat out on the back porch...

 

She's Dressing Up For Halloween Regardless

Halloween is coming! I suppose that announcement is unnecessary if you are a parent, grandparent or...

 

Leave Me Alone - I've Made Up My Mind!

Normally, I enjoy television commercials. Some are silly with street-smart, high-fiving squirrels an...

 

A Gnome And A Few Days In The Woods

This has been a tough year for everyone - global pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, job losses,...

 

She Finally Found Those Flip-Flops

During the "Great Clean-out of 2018" from our medium-sized home to our 22-foot travel-trailer...

 

The Job Of Mother Never Expires

I'm a bit maudlin lately as my job as "mother" recently expired. Every mother knows the day will...

 

Finding Peace Of Mind Where You Can

COVID-19. The Presidential race. The economy. Unintentional bombs. Health care. PPEs. Racism. Gun...

 

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